Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:

A BIG RAVE to my wife, who is a Richmond Coun­ty teacher. She has been dedicated to teaching in one of the more difficult high schools for over 15 years. I watched her working for 18 hours on Sunday on lesson plans for three different classes, grading, phone calls, analysis, special reports ... She often gets up at 3 a.m. to do her school work, starts school at 6:30 a.m. for duty and leaves at 5 p.m.

I HEARD A NEWS report that a Florida family had food stamps reduced because of a stimulus fund expiring. The family received $793 a month for food. They were losing $38 per month, but why can’t you survive on less than that if you eat wisely? There are food banks everywhere, and the American people, especially conservatives, are very giving and supportive. Hard-working Amer­i­cans are being taxed more than ever, and yet those who live on unearned entitlements are rewarded handsomely at the loss of those that are productive.

RANT ON TWO black ladies who cut in line of the white lady. Words were exchanged and the fight was on. My daughter had to move out of their way so she would not be hit. The two black ladies should have gone to the end of the line like everyone else had to do. This is why we did not go to the Augusta Fair downtown.

I DON’T HAVE a problem giving food stamps to the elderly who might really need help. All the rest can get jobs and stop having children they can’t afford. They have no excuse for their laziness and bad behavior. Don’t work, don’t eat.

I AM NOT SURE if Scott Dean will ever get another chance to have a new trial to prove his innocence. I thought that the new evidence was convincing enough to allow another trial to proceed, but apparently not. I hope that Silda Dean fully understands the awful damage she has done to her “father.”

IT IS REALLY a shame that schools can be so concerned about students’ clothes instead of being concerned about their grade-point average. How do you know that isn’t all they have?

A BIG RANT TO whoever is responsible for removing the newspaper recycling bin from Harlem.

HATS OFF TO Israel again. They sure know how to protect themselves. What I like about their approach is that when they see a threat they go after it, no endless debating, no publicity beforehand and no checking on world opinion.

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